How Did The Montgomery Bus Boycott Influence The Civil Rights Movement

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Even 100 years after emancipation, blacks were still being treated unequally. During the 1950's there was a massive struggle for civil rights. This struggle was the result of white racism, segregation which was said to be 'separate but equal' even though it was not and the Jim Crow laws which were local and state laws which enforced segregation. The Montgomery bus boycott achieved the end of segregation on transport and even though it was a well known example of non-violent direct action, it wasn’t the first. There had been many other boycotts before this which were also successful. The boycott influenced many to take up the civil rights movement and produced an influential leader by the name Martin Luther King and put him to the forefront of the civil rights movement. In the struggle for civil rights copious amounts of events had strong influences and achieved a lot to finally grant blacks their freedom and equality.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott, which lasted from December 5th 1955 to December
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Other Marches such as ones in Chicago and Detroit which did not have as much of an impact on his actions. President Johnson introduced the Voting Act to congress in 1965, where he stressed," no person shall be kept from voting because of his race or his colour...", the influence from the march persuaded Johnson to bring about the voting rights act(1965). 'Bloody Sunday' which took place on the 7th of March when the police force and racist whites attacked the peaceful black protesters. All of the horrific violence was caught on TV and pictures which shocked the whole of America that this was the harsh reality. So this influenced many white Americans from the North and The South joined marchers at Selma for the second attempt on the 11th of March, the marchers turned back after short